Coach Support

We are a longstanding provider of information for coaches, from skill development and technique to innovative ideas and physical preparation. This Coaching Library contains a rich source of technical information that can be applied, adapted or referenced within a training programme.

Be aware that some of the techniques and progressions contained within this library may have evolved between the time of publication and the present day. Please note all materials are the copyright of British Orienteering and must not be reproduced or distributed without permission.

Coaching Safety

Registering Coaching Activities

Coaching Activities must be registered with British Orienteering, please contact your Club Fixtures Secretary.

Coaching Logbook

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People to Offer Support (Association Coaching Representatives)<





Lynne Walker


Yorks & Humberside

Nev Myers


North West England

Richard Tiley


North East England

Mick Garratt


West Midlands



East Midlands

Hilary Palmer



Helena Burrows


East Anglia

Caroline Louth


South West England

Christine Vince


South Central England

Liz Yeadon


South East England

Don McKerrow


Northern Ireland

Helen Baxter


If your query is related to information about the awards or about the administration of your Coach Award or License to Coach please contact the British Orienteering National Office by email.

Coaching Newsletters

Coaching - Useful Documents

Coaching Conference Presentations & Activities

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Other Coaching Links

  • RehabMatters specialists in sports injury and orthopaedic rehabilitation, dedicated to the prevention and management of sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems
  • BOA British Olympic Association
  • BASEM British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • BASES British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences

The following orienteering clubs have useful coaching tips on their websites:

  • CLOK - An introduction to the basic skills required on an orienteering course
  • HH - A series of five skills sheets practising different techniques
  • SARUM - Useful hints and tips to improve your orienteering
  • SOLWAY - A detailed description of many orienteering techniques
  • SWOC - A description of many intermediate and advanced navigational techniques
  • WAOC - More descriptions of different techniques
  • WSX - A guide to some more interesting aspects of navigation

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